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Aunt Kate's Household Annual.
London & Dundee: John Leng & Company, [1932]. Thick octavo, 252 pages. Illustrated throughout. First edition. A cookbook with a preliminary calendar for the year 1933. Not quite an almanac/cookbook but in that vicinity. This is the only year for which we can find any record, so the annual aspect of the book was short-lived. The illustrations throughout include color illustrations of various dishes, and black and white photographic illustrations... (Item #5294)
Price: $150.00
Aunt Kate's Household Annual. Aunt Kate.
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The Oyster: a popular summary of a scientific study.
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1891. Octavo, xxxvi, 230 pages. Illustrated. First edition. "What was once the most bountiful source of oysters in the world has become nearly exhausted. More than a century ago... scientist and Maryland state official William K. Brooks warned that this day would come. A classical morphologist by training, and one of the Johns Hopkins University's first and most distinguished faculty members, Brooks had "tonged oysters... (Item #5293)
Price: $180.00
The Oyster: a popular summary of a scientific study. William Keith Brooks.
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Prairie Farming in America With Notes by the way on Canada and the United States.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1859. Octavo, vi, 130, [2] pages. Ads. First edition. James Caird (1816-92) was an agriculturalist and member of the British Parliament, author of English Agriculture, Letters on the Corn Crops, High Farming, and The West of Ireland. This volume was the result of a tour he undertook in 1859 through Canada and the American Midwest. Much of the volume is devoted to Illinois, though... (Item #5292)
Price: $350.00
Prairie Farming in America With Notes by the way on Canada and the United States. James Caird.
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Mrs. John G. Carlisle's Kentucky Cook Book, Containing Recipes Never Before Published.
Chicago: F. Tennyson Neely, Publisher, 1893. Octavo, 249 pages. Index. First edition. Printed throughout on one side only, with most pages containing just one or two recipes. Engaging recipes for ox-tail soup for twelve persons, mutton broth, Kentucky corn bread, zephyr bread, boiled batter pudding, Kentucky black cake, whortleberry cake, isinglass jelly, owen daw, gooseberry catsup, and much more. In decorative white cloth with salmon and yellow flowers, text in... (Item #5061)
Price: $200.00
Mrs. John G. Carlisle's Kentucky Cook Book, Containing Recipes Never Before Published. Mrs. John G. Carlisle, Mrs. W. A. Dudley, Mrs. General Crook, Mrs. Walter Q. Gresham.
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The Borzoi Cook Book.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1923. Octavo, 247 pages. First edition. The book was issued in London in the following year under the title, The Russian Cookbook. Four hundred sixteen recipes, compiled and translated by Princess Alexandre Gagarine, collected from her friends. Batik-decorated lavender and torquoise paper over one-quarter yellow cloth. Slightest rubbing to edges of boards, otherwise fine. In green-printed yellow dust jacket, with some edge chipping. Scarce in... (Item #5295)
Price: $250.00
The Borzoi Cook Book. Princess Alexandre Gagarine.
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The Cook's Own Book. An American Family Cook Book ; Containing more than twenty-five hundred receipts, for cooking every kind of meat, fish, and fowl, and making of soups, gravies, pastry, preserves and essences: together with a complete system of confectionery. Miss Leslie's Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats, the Art of Carving, etc., etc. By A Boston Housekeeper.
New York: James Miller, Publisher, 779 Broadway, 1864. Octavo, 300 + 37 pages. First edition, thirteenth printing (after Cagle). Originally published, under the title The Cook's Own Book, in 1832. Illustrated with a chromolithograph frontispiece and five tipped-in plates. Engraved line drawings throughout the text of the carving section. A wonderful source for early 19th century recipes, arranged alphabetically in two columns, which results in the proximity of 'Hashed Hare'... (Item #2616)
Price: $250.00
The Cook's Own Book. An American Family Cook Book ; Containing more than twenty-five hundred receipts, for cooking every kind of meat, fish, and fowl, and making of soups, gravies, pastry, preserves and essences: together with a complete system of confectionery. Miss Leslie's Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats, the Art of Carving, etc., etc. By A Boston Housekeeper. N. K. M. Lee.
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Miss Leslie's Seventy-five Receipts, for pastry, cakes, and sweetmeats.Twentieth Edition.
New York and Boston: C.S. Francis & Co. 1847. Duodecimo, [5], 6-120 pages. Styled twentieth edition, but a later printing of the Tenth Edition (after Cagle). The first work by the prolific cookbook author Eliza Leslie. Considered the earliest example of a cookbook in which recipes are broken into their three distinct components: name, ingredients, and instructions. Leslie went on to publish Domestic French Cookery, the second French cookbook published... (Item #4844)
Price: $400.00
Miss Leslie's Seventy-five Receipts, for pastry, cakes, and sweetmeats.Twentieth Edition. Eliza; Charles Stephen Francis Leslie, by Miss Leslie of Philadelphia.
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Simple French Food.
New York: Atheneum, 1974. Octavo, 433 pages. First edition. A classic. The best of cuisine bourgeoise or cuisine simple from one of the greatest of modern cookbook authors. “The dishes are not those found in posh restaurants, but those one enjoys in comfortable little country restaurants... and in well-run homes where the traditions of good eating have been maintained.” (from James Beard’s preface). Tiny bit of discoloration to front free... (Item #5322)
Price: $1,200.00
Simple French Food. Richard Olney.
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Mary at the Farm, and Book of Recipes, Compiled During her Visit Among the "Pennsylvania Germans."
Harrisburg, PA: Evangelical Press, 1928. Large octavo, 440 pages. Illustrated. Second edition. MSU's wonderful Feeding America online project calls this book, "among the reliable 20th Century sources for this uniquely American cuisine." The author uses the fictional story of a young woman named Mary to investigate the food and homemaking ways of the Pennsylvania Dutch. The recipes are considered authentic, and the side stories are charming. Among my favorites, she... (Item #4986)
Price: $250.00
Mary at the Farm, and Book of Recipes, Compiled During her Visit Among the "Pennsylvania Germans." Edith M. Thomas.
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The Original Buckeye Cook Book, and practical housekeeping. A compilation of choice and carefully tested recipes. Trade edition.
St. Paul, Minnesota/Chicago: Webb Publishing Co./Trade Supplied by Reilly & Britton Co. 1905. Thick octavo, 689 pages. Illustrations in the text. Later edition. The classic Midwestern cookbook, originally published in Ohio in 1876, and extensively revised in 1890. This extremely popular book went through numerous editions and printings, as documented in the scholarly edition edited by Andrew F. Smith (Ohio State, 2000). In black-decorated, white oil-cloth with soiling and edgewear... (Item #5274)
Price: $120.00
The Original Buckeye Cook Book, and practical housekeeping. A compilation of choice and carefully tested recipes. Trade edition. Estelle Woods Wilcox, compiler.